Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peanut Cookies

Not too bad. Butter Cake and Milo Cake raved by those who tried. Not openly on facebook page with pictures though, neither praising my recipes upside down, inside out by throwing flowery words. Just messages with short captions thanking me. Good enough to affirm that I should continue sharing recipes, sincerely, I felt as if I am rocking in heaven. From baking cakes, I gripped my hands, over cookies two weeks before Chinese New Year. Basically, because I was on leave. Clearing my long pending accumulated leave for last year. Why shouldn't I? After all these years of working, donkey years actually, I realise that loyalty does not pay. Bosses, believe me, are only good at making use of you, by making you work like a dog. In fact, Malaysian bosses, mind you, have no mercy. They will work you to death, in return, promising you a fat bonus and increment, which by the way is seldom delivered. So, I made sure I took what I have worked for. My leave is mine, not for donating back to my company.  

I actually, initially, was considering a holiday, but because I have busted my travelling budget, I decided to make cookies. Been ages, I can't even recall when was the last time. Naturally, the start should be cookies that can be easily rolled out from cookie mixture. Prior to that, I had to look for recipes, so I pinched one, from a renowned, raved by many and has garnered millions of followers site. But, to tell you the truth, I may not have made a name as a sensation foodie, I sensed that something is not right. Then again, you know right how our perception can cloud our thoughts? I know. I too got carried away with the recipe, not until after I made the dough. My goodness. Oh god lord, how the hell can this recipe be a winner. Dough was sticky, over crumbly, believe me,  I couldn't possibly roll it out. Really. Instead of throwing away the dough, my brain sounded that I should add flour, bit by bit until critical success factor. The rest is history, these are the crumbly, melting in your mouth and crushing your love, I bet a favourite among many, peanut cookies.  
1 cup grounded roasted peanuts 
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup oil (any oil without smell)
1 tbsp softened butter
A handful of roasted peanuts for decorating
1 egg yolk (lightly beaten) 
(Note: for vegetarian version, use milk or cream wash)

Mix all the ingredients together.
If the dough doesn't stick together, it’s okay to add more flour but bit by bit.
Pinch a small amount  of the dough and shape into a small ball.
Flatten with your palm and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Do the same for the rest of the dough.
Put a piece of peanut atop each ball and then brush with egg yolk.
Bake at 170C for 20 minutes or until brown. 
Remove, cool down and store in air tight container(s).
Next change: Pineapple tarts.

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  1. In love you, u gave a veg version too :)

  2. You are in a baking zone. Lovely dishes coming out. Perfect cookies. Going to try for my kids.

  3. Wow loved the clicks very much

  4. This cookie is new to me. Since we all love peanut, will definitely try this sometime at home.. :)

  5. haha. its the time of the year to indulge! But I try to cut down with the sinful (e.g. high sugar) food. Getting a sore throat already (before CNY) =(

  6. U made a wise decision nava ,i mean not giving the link of the failure recipe.I too have to venture in to cookies and u gave a good start with peanut cookies ...

  7. I love anything and everything made out of peanut, it has come out stunningly.

  8. lovely cookies!! I never tried my hands on cookies ever, dint try baking cooking without oven but I guess I should try now :) thanks for sharing

  9. lovely bite sized delights...simply yum

  10. Wow wonderful cookies with the crunchy peanuts on top. Sure will give Irresistible taste.

  11. Yum! These peanut cookies look great, I love the idea of the roasted ground peanuts...
    I can imagine these cookies melting in my mouth...yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week Nava :D

  12. Hi Nava, this cookies very addictive, hard to stop eating. Yours look good. I'm baking this tonight.

    Have a nice day.

  13. Wow peanut cookies look yummy, loved the clicks dear... peanuts are my fav, i'll surely make them :)

  14. Haven't made peanut cookies yet...Should give this a try..

  15. I love that you have not used peanut butter in the recipe...almost every cookie starting with peanut has that. Great going Nava! They look so pretty with the browned tops.

  16. Awesome n perfect... they look... with tea will rock...


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